Poor Management and Administration
Anonymous (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – April 26, 2018
This was once a great local firm that was forced into being absorbed by a large international conglomerate due to mismanagement by a few of the senior managing partners, attributing to the loss of many practice groups and layoffs of loyal employees.
Quite a bit of turnover ensued due to a new regime of an inept administration that continues to this day. The loss of loyal and hard working employees that were either replaced by cheaper administrative assistants or outsourced to a third party company has led to a severe blow to morale for those that have remained.
Attempts to boost morale such as the freedom to wear business casual attire (including jeans) every working day, free snacks & drinks, and a seemingly endless parade of free meals leftover from conference meetings have done little to encourage a healthy working environment or disguise the lack of proper raises and/or bonuses.
Working conditions vary, depending on your assignment. Secretaries are not fairly distributed with attorneys to work for, office services staff are contracted through a third party company and are often overworked, clueless, and/or inefficiently staffed. Problematic issues with computers, printers, etc. run rampant. There's a severe lack of local word processing options unless you're lucky enough to use a capable secretary that isn't completely overwhelmed. Lower floors are in dire need of upgrades for desks, offices, paint, and carpeting. Reception area is nearly state of the art but is seemingly used more for entertainment purposes rather than actual client related business.
Fair pay, decent benefits, casual dress code